Five Teledyne Brown Employees Presented Coveted NASA Silver Snoopy Awards
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (March 16, 2004) - Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. (TBE) announced that five employees were presented with the coveted NASA Silver Snoopy award for their outstanding performance and contribution to flight safety and mission success.
Given to less than one percent of the space program's workforce, the Silver Snoopy comes from the astronauts themselves and is always given by an astronaut. In keeping with tradition, Astronaut Edward Lu presented Teledyne Brown Engineering employees David T. Lauderdale, Debbie R. Batson, Jennifer K. Whitworth, Benny l. Hornsby and Gary M. Rowe with the sterling silver Snoopy lapel pin that has flown on a Space Shuttle mission, a certificate of appreciation and commendation letter.
Lauderdale was cited for leading the technical and manufacturing team that fabricated and assembled the first rack assembly as part of the support for the MSFC Materials Science Research Rack Program Management.
Batson was honored for her support of the International Space Station Program and the Microgravity Science and Applications Office at MSFC. Batson was responsible for ensuring the financial estimates are correct per government accounting standards. She also supported personnel to assure that accurate information is available, tracked and reported so that performance can be evaluated and achieved.
Whitworth was given the Silver Snoopy for her support of the testing on the first Flight EXPRESS Racks at the Kennedy Space Center. Whitworth built the test objective matrix that was used by the Operation Control Team to track commands being validated at KSC and was also used by KSC for the development of the Payload Test and Checkout System procedure used for testing the first Flight Payload Rack, EXPRESS Rack Number 1.
Hornsby helped develop and implement the initial Fire Detection System/Data Parameter Monitoring philosophy and develop the implementation requirements for sub-rack payload developers.
Rowe helped to develop and implement the planning processes and products for the initial payload operations on the ISS program. He was involved in defining and modifying processes and products during the actual execution of Expedition-1 in support of the transition of control from Mission Control Center-Moscow to Mission Control Center-Houston.
"This is a great honor for Teledyne Brown and our five employees," said James M. Link, president, Teledyne Brown. "The criteria for this award is high and these employees have met the mark. We are very proud of their contribution to the space program and this well deserved recognition."
The Silver Snoopy is a Space Flight Awareness (SFA) award and symbolizes the intent and spirit of SFA.
About Teledyne Brown Engineering
Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., headquartered in Huntsville, Ala., is a full-service technology solutions company with core capabilities in technology development, systems engineering, design, prototype development, testing, manufacturing, logistics, and operations and maintenance. These capabilities are applied across a wide range of programs in aerospace, defense, information technology, and environmental engineering. More information about Teledyne Brown Engineering may be found at www.tbe.com.
About Teledyne Technologies Incorporated
Teledyne Brown Engineering is a wholly owned subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: TDY), headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Teledyne Technologies is a leading provider of sophisticated electronics components, instruments and communications products, systems engineering solutions, aerospace engines and components, and on-site gas and power generation systems. Teledyne Technologies has operations in the United States, the United Kingdom and Mexico. For more information, visit Teledyne Technologies' website at www.teledyne.com